With the COSAFA Castle Cup already in progress in Limpompo, the sky is the limit for the national team players. The nations pride is aiming at rewriting history by being the first group to reach the COSAFA Castle Cup Finals. This is evidence as the players are sweating it out in every training session in preparations for this competition. Sihlangu goalkeeper, Nhlanhla Gwebu highlighted that the preparations are going very well as they are very much focused to this international assignment. “The preparations are going very well and the competition amongst ourselves as players of the national team is very healthy as everyone wants to be part of the travelling team”, the shot stopper said.
The 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup top goal scorer, Felix Bendenhost echoed Nhanhla Gwebu’s words as he stated that the training camp is going very well and they are ready for their opening match in the competition. “So far so good in the training camp and we are ready for the match against Lesotho”; he said. When quizzed about the focus on personal glory in as far as being the all-time top gaol scorer of the competition, he said his focus is on assisting the national team in breaking previous records in the competition and if such happens, it will be an icing on the cake. “My focus is on the team achievements rather than on personal achievements, however; if that happens it will be a good thing for me”, he said.The Sihlangu player also noted that the recently played matches in this year’s edition shows that the standard of play is improving in each participating country.